Sailor earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Sailor salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $39,900
Alabama $34,000
Arkansas $31,260
California $38,770
Connecticut $42,040
District of Columbia $23,920
Delaware $40,440
Florida $64,300
Georgia $34,230
Hawaii $39,550
Iowa $36,740
Illinois $47,037
Kentucky $40,640
Louisiana $39,400
Massachusetts $34,730
Maryland $50,470
Maine $34,280
Michigan $54,170
Minnesota $53,100
Missouri $47,840
Mississippi $38,910
North Carolina $31,930
New Jersey $38,740
New York $47,470
Ohio $37,910
Oregon $46,650
Pennsylvania $39,226
Puerto Rico $31,670
Rhode Island $33,080
South Carolina $36,270
Tennessee $26,950
Texas $37,190
Virginia $44,930
Virgin Islands $28,190
Washington $52,780
Wisconsin $49,550
West Virginia $46,490

How do sailor salaries compare to similar careers?

Sailors earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than rail transportation workers but more than couriers.

Career Median Salary
Rail transportation worker salary $49K
Traffic technician salary $47K
Truck driver salary $46K
Ship loader salary $42K
Cargo and freight agent salary $44K
Sailor salary $42K
Travel agent salary $40K
Highway maintenance worker salary $41K
Delivery service driver salary $31K
Courier salary $32K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)